West Bengal
Biodiversity Board


A Brief Report on The Celebration of International Day
for Biological Diversity, 2016

Date & Time : 22nd May 2016, 10.00 a.m.
Place: Indian Museum ABC Hall Kolkata


The West Bengal Biodiversity Board observed the International Day for Biological Diversity during a one day long programme at Indian Museum ABC Hall, Kolkata on 22nd May, 2016. The programme was attended by over 200 people from different segments of the society that included representatives of BMCs/ Research Institutes/ Govt. Organizations/ NGOs, students / Teachers of Schools, Colleges, Universities, general public etc.

The day started with Rabindrasangeet (songs of Tagore) performed by Dr. Swarnava Bala. Then welcome address was delivered by Dr. A. K. Sanyal, Chairman, WBBB. In his address Dr. Sanyal unveiled the theme of this year's programme- 'Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and Livelihood' and highlighted the significance of the

During his speech he also highlighted about the importance for institutionalising Access & Benefit Sharing mechanism for effective implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 & Rules, 2004.   

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